The honor is given each year to the top running back in the nation in honor of the former SMU All- American. It marks the second straight year both players have been on the preseason list. Davis was a semifinalist in 2006.
Forty-three running backs were named to the list on Thursday
and Clemson is one of three schools nationally to have two players on the
list. The others are NC State and Texas A&M. NC State plays at Clemson on
September 13. The other ACC players are Andre Brown and Jamelle Eugene from
NC State, Jonathan Dwyer of Georgia Tech, and Greg Little of North
Davis has 3,130 rushing yards in his three years at Clemson and
needs just 837 to break Raymond Priester¹s career record. Davis¹s rushing
total is first among ACC players by 1400 yards and fourth nationally among
active players. He also has 36 career rushing touchdowns, second in Clemson
history. Davis has 12 career 100-yard games and Clemson has won every game.
Spiller is a junior who has 1706 career rushing yards, third
among active ACC players. He has a 6.23 yards per carry average, second in
Clemson history among 1,000 yard rushers and has 17 career touchdowns.
Spiller led the Tigers in all-purpose running last year when he was 14th in
the nation in kickoff return average. He had kickoff returns for touchdowns
in consecutive games, a first in school history.
Davis, Spiller on Watch List
CUTigers.com Top Stories
MONDAY WEST ZONE INTERVIEWSWatch Deshaun Watson, Wayne Gallman and Tony Elliott discuss the upcoming showdown with Florida State!
TIGERS REMAIN #3 IN BOTH POLLSWith Ohio State losing and Michigan jumping to #2, idle Clemson sits at #3 in both of Sunday's polls.
CUTigers.comYesterday at 10:59 AM
GRADES AND ANALYSIS: NC State#3 Clemson committed 4 turnovers, including 3 in the red zone and a pick-six, in its 24-17 overtime win over NC State in Death Valley.
CUTigers.comThursday at 2:52 PM
Clemson Basketball Media DayWatch Head Coach Brad Brownell and his assistant coaches discuss the upcoming basketball season at Clemson Media Day!
CUTigers.comThursday at 1:30 PM
PHOTO GALLERY: #3 Clemson vs NC StateEnjoy these images from Clemson's thrilling overtime victory versus NC State in Death Valley, courtesy of CUTigers Photographer John Bolton!
CUTigers.comThursday at 11:12 AM